Red Wings attempt to foil Sabres at home

The Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings have been two inconsistent teams overall so far this season in the National Hockey League, but one aspect of their seasons has been consistent: The Sabres are not a good road team, while the Red Wings are a good home team.Buffalo will try to reverse that trend while Detroit will attempt to keep it going when the teams meet Saturday in Detroit.The Sabres come into Detroit with a 2-5-1 record away from home, while the Red Wings are 6-2-2 at home this season.The Red Wings are coming off a 4-2 home win over St. Louis on Wednesday, a game in which goalie Alex Nedeljkovic made 35 saves.More importantly, the win snapped a four-game losing streak and brought the Red Wings back to the .500 mark on the season after they gained just one point on a four-game road trip.”We had a couple of bad games, but I thought it was bad structurally,” Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill said. “But other than that, I actually think it’s been really good. There was a stretch where pucks weren’t going in the net. Honestly, I just said to stay with it. We just have to stay calm and stay with it. The process is good. We just kind of rode it out and the process has stayed good.”The Red Wings enter the game at .500 on the season (9-9-3, 21 points), fourth in the Atlantic Division.”I think our guys know their responsibilities and I think we are getting better within those responsibilities,” Blashill said. “I think we are finding more ways to pressure.”Buffalo (8-10-2, 18 points) enters the game sixth in the Atlantic Division, and fatigue could be a factor since this is the third game in four nights for the Sabres, while the Red Wings have had two days off.

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